Christmas

What's Blooming In December? Indoor Bulbs and Christmas Roses!

Back in October, we planted a whole bunch of indoor bulbs including Amaryllis and Hyacinths. After many weeks of waiting, they're finally coming into bloom!

The hyacinths (bottom left) smell absolutely amazing, and are the perfect gift for the gardener in your life.

The amaryllis (top), meanwhile, will stun you with their long stalk and huge blooms.

Finally, they aren't bulbs, but we also have some Christmas roses or Helleborus (bottom right) which can be kept indoors this winter while they're in bloom and then transplanted in the spring as an outdoor plant.

With a little bit of mulch, these Christmas roses will overwinter just fine for years to come!

Come visit us soon and get some indoor blooms for your home!

I See That Poinsettia Is Painted Green and I Want It Painted Red (and White, and Pink).

We mentioned last week how many indoor plants need extra, artificial light to survive Edmonton's dark winters (by the way, if you haven't picked up your full spectrum grow lights yet for your indoor plants, what are you waiting for? Come visit us today!)

One exception to this rule is our poinsettias, grown right here at Hole's Greenhouses. Like any other plant, they do need lots of light to grow and to get bigger.

But if you want your poinsettias to bloom, they must be exposed to at least 12 hours of continuous, uninterrupted darkness each day for 8 to 10 weeks.

We've been subjecting our poinsettias to 12 hour "black-outs" since late-September and they are now changing colour! Check them out!

You can order your Hole's poinsettia online or come visit us in store to browse from our selection of over 60 different poinsettia varieties.